How to Prepare Locust Beans (Iru) Tasty Stew – Obe-Ata Iru

Locust Beans Stew Recipe – Obe Ata Iru
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4 Big Bell Peppers (Tatashe)

2-3 Scotch Bonnet Peppers (Ata Rodo)

1.5 Onions

1 Cup Palm Oil

Assorted Meats (Boiled and Fried)

1 Cooking Spoon Locust Beans (Iru)

Smoked Fish (Shredded)

Stock fish (Shredded)

1 Cooking Spoon Crayfish Powder

Boiled Eggs

2 Knorr Chicken Cubes

Salt to taste

Blend the Bell Peppers, Scotch Bonner and 1 Onion coarsely, then set aside.

Pour the Palm oil into a saucepan, then place on medium heat. When the Oil heats up, add 1/2 chopped onions. Fry for 2 minutes..

After 2 minutes, add the Locust Beans. Fry for a further 2 minutes..

Then add the Blended Pepper..

Also add the Crayfish, Stock Cubes and Salt to taste..

Fry for 20 minutes, making sure you stir from time to time to prevent burning..

After 20 minutes, the Oil would have settled well on the top of the Stew..

Now, add the Shredded Fish, stir..

Then add the fried meats, combine thoroughly…

Also add the Boiled eggs..

Turn the heat down to LOW, then leave to fry for an hour.

Yes, you can fry for up to an hour. As long as you’ve got enough Palm oil and the heat is on low, you’ll be fine, just remember to stir occasionally…

Your Locust Beans Stew is ready..


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